Project Einstein 2015: International Conference Celebrating the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity




About

A three-day international, multi- and inter-disciplinary conference to celebrate the centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity to be held in De La Salle University – Manila and De La Salle University Science and Technology Complex, Laguna. It will promote quality research in all related fields as well as creativity in the academe, in honor of Einstein’s genius which was not limited to the natural sciences alone but also included the arts and humanities, as well as global concerns. The conference will hold paper presentations, performances, light and sound show, and an art exhibit. It is meant to promote the De La Salle University‘s educational system as holistic, blending theory and praxis in artistic and critical engagements, providing new and exciting research and creative avenues for the youth.


Rationale

2015, the centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity is an opportunity for researchers, academicians, scientists, artists, musicians, writers, philosophers, and other scholars to celebrate this genius’ contribution to many aspects of the modern life. Einstein’s work is a good springboard for multi- and inter-disciplinary collaborations among scholars and artists specializing in different fields. It can also spur rich discussions on how theories inform day-to-day life.


Objective

To organize a multi- and inter-disciplinary international conference, collaborating with various institutions and individuals interested in and are connected, in their work, to the life and works of Albert Einstein and his influence in various aspects of life in the 21st century.


Steering Committee

The steering committee will be led by faculty members from the Philosophy Department (College of Liberal Arts) and Physics Department (College of Science), The Director of DLSU’s Cultural Arts Office, the Curator of The Museum, the Director of the Library, with representatives from the different departments in the Colleges of Engineering and Computer Science, as well as representatives from the Humanities and Social Sciences Departments in the College of Liberal Arts.


Target Audience

The conference targets graduate and undergraduate students, young scholars and researcher-artists as its main audience. At least 200 local and foreign participants (scientists, artists, scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, writers, performers, student researchers) in paper and poster presentations, performances and exhibits are expected, and at least 1,000 graduate, undergraduate students, faculty and interested members in the community as audience for the plenary and exhibits and performances. The conference will also invite about 200 high school students from DLSU’s feeder schools to have an experience of the student life in the tertiary level of education.


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Possible Plenary/Panel Speakers

To emphasize the multidisciplinarity of Einstein’s work, we are inviting scholars and artists who are:

  1. Einstein biographers

  2. in the Humanities who have done serious work on Einstein’s life and works

  3. second generation Holocaust survivors and scholars who have researched on the relationship between science and morality

  4. scientist-artists

Themes

The conference will accept papers, theoretical or practical, with topics related to the following general fields:

  1. Physics: Einstein’s works, their use and influence in theories developed later in the field

  2. Literature: Einstein’s love for fairy tales and children’s literature, literary genres influenced by or connected to Einstein’s works

  3. Philosophy: Philosophy of Science, Religion, Politics that relate to Einstein’s life and works, Comparative studies in science and mysticism

  4. Mathematics: Relationships between Mathematics and Einstein’s work in Physics, influences of Mathematics on Einstein’s work

  5. Religion: Einstein’s religious views, philosophical discussions on pantheism and atheism, intersections between religion and science

  6. Music: Issues in composition, performance, etc., related to Einstein’s works and his love for playing the violin

  7. Education: Pedagogical issues spurred by Einstein’s works and view on life and intelligence

  8. Psychology: issues in the making of geniuses, including struggles with learning disabilities

  9. Politics: Einstein’s view on politics, his private thoughts and publicized positions.

  10. Holocaust: Einstein’s stand on the Holocaust, other scientists who lived through or were victims of the Holocaust, and related issues

  11. Art: Science and Math based Art and Art works addressing Holocaust/genocide themes

  12. Einstein for non-scientists: Issues related to the translation of Einstein’s technical works for non-scientists

  13. Gender Studies: Issues regarding women in the field of science, Einstein’s collaborations with scientists who are women, and other gender-related issues in the scientific field and relevant social contexts.

  14. Computer Studies: Einstein's influence in the field of computer studies: mathematical aspects and developments towards the realisation of a quantum computer, computer simulations of complex systems, and applied technology that support fields that have been influenced by Einstein's work.

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Conference Dates

September 29, 2015 (Tuesday)– October 1, 2015 (Thursday)


Venue

September 29 –30, 2015 - October 1, 2015: De La Salle University, Manila Henry Sy 4th floor


Program


Registration 0730 – 0845
Invocation National
Anthem
0845 – 0900
Welcome Remarks
Dr. Robert Roleda
Vice Chancellor for Academics
Keynote Speaker Affiliation Title of presentation Time
Prof. Yoshitaka Kuno Osaka University Einstein, the Universe and Muons 0915 – 1015
Library Tour and Ribbon Cutting of Art Exhibit - Learning Commons 6th Floor
(Ribbon Cutting by Prof. Kuno and Dr. Leni Garcia)
1015 – 1115
Lunch 1115 – 1215
Venue: Henry Sy 4th floor
Start of Presentation
Day 1 – (20 minute presentation with 5 minutes Q and A)
Name of Presenter Affiliation Title of presentation Time
Satish Malhotra Independent Researcher (1) Physics Needs New Foundations: Special Theory of Relativity
(2) Simplifying GR: Neither Newton not Einstein: Something from Both
1245 –1335
Redentor de La Rosa Central Mindanao University Deriving a Longer Time Dilation Formula: Implications 1335 – 1400
Virgilio Rivas Polytechnic University of the Philippines Spacetime and the Magic of Things: A Benjaminian Précis to Einstein’s Relativity 1400 – 1425
Emmanuel Rodulfo De La Salle University Observer-emergent time, space and inertial laws 1425 – 1450
Ermys Bornilla De La Salle University The Einstein Field Equations for Pedestrians 1450 – 1515
Bernard Andrei Pollo De La Salle University Abstracting the Integration between Linux and a Quantum Computer: The Case of Linux 1.1.68 with a Layered Generic Quantum Computer 1515 – 1540
Break 1540 – 1600
Michel Plaisent University of Quebec in Montreal Einstein's a priori respectability 1600 – 1625
Mansoor Alshehhi, Martin Samy, Muthu Ramachandran and Hissam Tawfik Leeds Beckett University
Abudhabi Police
Liverpool Hope University
Critical Evaluation of the Security Awareness Models Case Study of UAE Police Department 1625 – 1650
Jonathan Casano Ateneo de Naga University An Analysis of Programming Languages and Competitive Programming Problems as Bound by the Limits of Non-Quantum Computation 1650 – 1715
Anwar Al Mulla, Quynh Nguyen, Raouf Naguib, Martin Samy and Anastasios Tsoularis Leeds Beckett University Identification of Crisis Management Influencing factors in the Abu Dhabu Police Force, United Arab Emirates 1715 – 1740
Lateef Olayanju, Raouf Naguib, Saad Amin, Quynh Nguyen, Olabode Kayode, Anitha Chinnaswamy and Waliu Apena BIOCORE Research Costs of Gender-Based Violence to Nigerian Households: The Tip of an Iceberg 1740 – 1805
Crisanto Jr. Regadio Social Development Research Center - De La Salle University Deconstruction and Re-invention of Einstein’s Public Images: A Web Content Analysis of the Representation of Albert Einstein in Social Media 1805 – 1830
Cocktails Performances by
Inner Soul
DLSU Chorale
Lasallian Youth Orchestra
Dance Number
1830 – 2000
Project Einstein Tentative Programme
Conference Dates: September 29 –30, Oct 1 2015
Venue: De La Salle University, Manila Henry Sy 4th floor
September 30, 2015
Registration 0730 – 0845
Invocation
National Anthem
0845 – 0900
Welcome Remarks
Dr. Raymond Girard R. Tan
Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
Keynote Speaker Affiliation Title of presentation Time
Prof. Paul Berger The Ohio State University Quantum Tunneling Electronics for Ultra-low Power Scaled CMOS 0900 – 1000
Prof. Raouf Naguib, BIOCORE Research Smart Health Data in the Era of Health ‘Big Data’ 1000 – 1100
Prof. Hui Lin Ong Universiti Malaysia Perlis Isolation of Nanocellulose from Oil Palm Residue 1100 – 1200
Lunch 1200 – 1300
Venue: Henry SY 4th floor
Day 2 – (20 minute presentation with 5 minutes Q and A)
Name of Presenter Affiliation Title of presentation Time
Danilo Lombos D.M. Lombos Law Office Einstein, Science and Philosophy 1300 – 1325
Dorothy Javier De La Salle University Albert Einstein’s Perception of the Divine: Its Implication in Promoting Science, Religiosity and Values Formation in the Tertiary Christian Education 1325 – 1350
Jose Victor Jimenez De La Salle University Albert Einstein: The Scientist as Pacifist 1350 – 1415
Liberty Nolasco De La Salle University Unseating Newton and Reaping a Paradigm: Einstein in Philippine Public Administration 1415 – 1440
Noelle Leslie Dela Cruz De La Salle University What I Have Learned of Light: A Poetics of Relativity and the Sonnet Form 1440 – 1505
Zaldy Dueñas De La Salle University On Selfies: Digital Photography and Self-Representation 1505 – 1530
Break 1530 – 1600
Rosallia Domingo De La Salle University Towards a feminist standpoint on nature 1600 – 1625
Natividad Manauat De La Salle University Einstein’s socio political views on Jewish identity and philosophy of peace 1625 – 1650
J Lover Trinidad University of Rizal System Pantheist or Atheist: A Discourse on the Worldview of Albert Einstein 1650 – 1715
Project Einstein Tentative Programme
Conference Dates: September 29 –30, Oct 1 2015
Venue: De La Salle University, Manila Henry Sy 4th floor
October 1, 2015
Registration 0730 – 0845
Invocation
National Anthem
0845 – 0900
Welcome Remarks
Dr. Feorillo Demeterio
URCO Director
Keynote Speaker Affiliation Title of presentation Time
Dr. Pagasa Gaspillo De La Salle University About DLSU STC 0900 – 0930
Dr. Feorillo Demeterio De La Salle University Creativity Side of Einstein 0930 – 1000
Day 3 – (20 minute presentation with 5 minutes Q and A)
Name of Presenter Affiliation Title of presentation Time
Adrianne John Galang, Vincenzo Leonardo Castelo, Leonardo Santos, Christopher Michael Perlas and Ma. Antonina Angeles De La Salle University Investigating the Prosocial Psychopath Model of the Creative Personality: Evidence from Traits and Psychophysiology 1000 - 1025
Teddy John Hablado De La Salle University Everyday Aesthetics and Creativity 1025 – 1050
Maria Lourdes Balatbat De La Salle University The Journey to Building Quality as a Way of Life
Revisiting Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Practical Application to Daily Life
1050 – 1115
Jilliane Marai Lagus and Regina Villasor UP Manila
De La Salle University
The Effectiveness of Crossovers and its Determinants: An interdisciplinary paper on Health Economics and Speech Pathology 1115 – 1140
Roy Francis Navea and Elmer Dadios De La Salle University Beta/Alpha Power Ratio and Alpha Asymmetry Characterization of EEG Signals due to Musical Tone Stimulation 1140 – 1205
Anjamine Janelle Perigo, Arra Mcrina Sebastian and Christopher Que De La Salle University Horizontal Vapor Phase Epitaxy Growth of Silicon Nanomaterials for Terahertz Emission 1205 - 1230
Carla Manzano, Rodel Jonathan Vitor, Christian Dominique Yu and Sarji Ahid De La Salle University Reduction of the Adipose Tissue In-vivo by Use of Ultrasound Treatment with Synthesized Capsaicin-loaded Polycaprolactone Microparticles 1230 - 1255
Closing and Awarding of Certificates
Best Artwork
Best Paper per discipline
1255 – 1315
Museum Tour

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Conference email

projecteinstein2015@dlsu.edu.ph or
projecteinstein2015@gmail.com


Schedule of Call for Papers

  1. Submission of abstracts dealing with any of the themes listed above is from December 15, 2014 to August 15, 2015

  2. Notification of acceptance is on or before August 30, 2015

  3. Submission of full papers is from October 2 to November 15, 2015

Scheduling of Call for Performances

  1. Submission of proposals dealing with any of the themes listed above is from December 15, 2014 to March 14, 2015

  2. Notification of Acceptance is on or before April 15, 2015.

  3. Submission of intention to join is May 15, 2015.

  4. Rehearsal is on September 28, 2015.

  5. Performance is on September 29, 2015.

Schedule of Call for Artworks

  1. Submission of artwork proposals will be accepted from December 15, 2014 to August 15, 2015

  2. Notification of acceptance is on or before August 30, 2015.

  3. Submission of accepted artworks to The Museum is from June 1 to August 31, 2015.

  4. Formal opening of the exhibit is on September 29, 2015, Learning Commons, 6/F Henry Sy Building.

  5. The exhibit will run from September 29 to October 30, 2015.

  6. Retrieval of artwork from the Office of the Research and Advanced Studies Director at the College of Liberal Arts is from November 3 to 6, 2015.

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Schedule of Fees


Fees will cover pre-conference expenses such as meeting expenses, conference kits, certificates, documentation, honoraria for hosts and speakers, venue rental, panels for the exhibit, food for participants for the duration of the conference, and transportation to and from DLSU-STC. Any fund left over will be used for related projects in the future.

Discounted Registration: PhP 4,500 for local participants/$250 for foreign participants from May 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Onsite Registration: PhP 5,500 for local participants/$300 for foreign participants

Fees may be paid at:

  1. The DLSU Accounting Office, Taft Ave., Manila, G/F La Salle Building. Cash and check payments must be made payable to “De La Salle University” and a copy of the receipt must be emailed to projecteinstein2015@dlsu.edu.ph or projecteinstein2015@gmail.com for registration. An email confirmation will be sent to the participant.

  2. UCPB branches for over-the-counter services. Cash and check payments must be made payable to “De La Salle University-Project Einstein 2015” with the account number 120-114711-9. A copy of the receipt must be emailed to projecteinstein2015@dlsu.edu.ph or projecteinstein2015@gmail.com for registration completion. An email confirmation will be sent to the participant.

  3. Foreign bank or institution for wire money transfer to UCPB Dollar S/A account. Account name De La Salle University. Account number 01-120-300035-8, with SWIFT code: UCPBPHMM. A copy of the receipt must be emailed to projecteinstein2015@dlsu.edu.ph or projecteinstein2015@gmail.com for registration completion. An email confirmation will be sent to the participant.


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Paper Referees

Senior faculty members from each of the participating departments in the steering committee will be invited to serve as referees who will review the submitted abstracts. They will also review the full papers for the conference proceedings.


Abstract Format: for Paper and Poster Presentations

  1. Name
  2. Affiliation
  3. Contact information
  4. Theme
  5. 300 – 500 words (include thesis statement, framework, methodology, and conclusion)

Abstract Format: for Creative Presentations

  1. Name
  2. Affiliation
  3. Contact information
  4. Theme
  5. 300 – 500 words: description of performance, genre, length (limited to 15 minutes), equipment required and YouTube links for sample performances

Proposal Format: for Artworks

  1. Name
  2. Affiliation
  3. Contact information
  4. For each of the artwork:
    1. Title of Artwork
    2. Genre/Medium
    3. Size
    4. Date Created
    5. Appraised Value
    6. Short Description (about 25 - 40 words)

Guide for Paper Presenters

Before the Session

  1. Please come 10 minutes before the start of the technical session where you will be presenting. Load your presentation on the laptop provided and test if the presentation is working.
  2. Please forward a short profile about yourself to the session chair for introductory purposes. In case there are several authors, it is good to include a short profile of all the authors but you should specify who will make the presentation. It is suggested that only one person makes the presentation.

Plan your presentation well to make use of the limited time.


Facilities
The following facilities will be provided for each technical session:


  1. Each room will be equipped with an LCD projector. Please make sure that your presentation is compatible with the computer in the session room.
  2. Laptop
  3. Projection screen

During the Session

  1. Please do not read the paper you are presenting.
  2. Limit the number of slides so you do not exceed the time allocated for presentation which is 18 minutes.
  3. Prioritize the topics you will discuss during the presentation.
  4. Use appropriate visual aids. Do not overuse text. Have a mixture of text, diagram, picture, and graphs if applicable.

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